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Liverpool boss Klopp: Blame me for Bury stalemate; Origi should pass

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says their 0-0 draw at friendly opponents Bury was understandable.

Sheyi Ojo and Dominic Solanke both saw goal-bound shots cleared off the line either side of half-time, while Ben Woodburn was denied a winner in the second period by a brilliant save.

Klopp remarked: "The mix-up of intensity in training, a lot of information in training, very warm weather and a very dry pitch is not the best preparation for a football game. I think we all saw it, we could have scored five or six times with a little bit more in the last [stages of attack], but these were the good moments and the rest was really a lot of intensity in the body, with all the tired bones and stuff like this. I saw a little bit more in the first half than in the second half, but both [Liverpool] teams struggled and that's OK.

"If you want, it's my fault because we did a lot in the last two days. I wanted us to score, I don't like the a few situations; first half with Divock [Origi] when maybe he can pass the ball for an easy goal. It's the part of the season when players try to impress me, but I've told them already: 'You impress me not by scoring any goal; if you see someone in a better position then that impresses me much more.'

"Making the right decisions when you are really tired, when it is really warm and the ball is not really rolling is very difficult. I knew that before, and that's what we saw today."

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